Godox V1 vs Godox V860ii C

The Godox V1 vs V860ii

This article discusses the Godox V1 vs V860ii and the main differences between the two models. For a more in-depth review of each speedlite please see our webpages Godox V1 Review and Godox V860II Review.

The Godox V860II was released back in July 2016 so it’s been around for a while now. As far as value for money is concerned the V860II is still hard to beat and remains one of my favourite speedlites. The Godox V1 was released in April 2019. It sets itself apart from the traditional speedlites by having a distinctive round flash head. The round head design, according to Godox, produces a much softer and more natural looking light. In theory this is true but in practice I’ve found the difference to be quite small and difficult to see in the final image.

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Canon 430EX III-RT vs Canon 600EX II-RT

The Canon 430EX III-RT vs Canon 600EX II-RT: The Canon 600EX II-RT is Canon’s flagship model and was released in May 2016 aimed squarely at the professional photographer who needs that extra bit of power, fast continuous shoot rate, reliability, durability and all the fancy features that you can think of. The Canon 430EX III-RT was released in July 2015 and replaced the 430EX II which didn’t have radio wireless capabilities. Both the 430EX III-RT and the 600EX II-RT have integrated radio wireless communication and both speedlites can operate as radio master or radio slave units. Both speedlites are also backwards compatible by including Canon’s optical wireless communication whereby the master unit communicates with the slave units using a series of optical pulses/flashes. The 430EX III-RT can only act as an optical slave.

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Canon 430EX II vs Canon 580EX II

The Canon 430EX II vs Canon 580EX II: The Canon 580EX II was introduced in 2007 and at the time was Canon’s flagship model aimed at the professional photographer who needed maximum power and the need to control other slave speedlites wirelessly (using optical wireless not radio wireless). The smaller and lighter Canon 430EX II was introduced the following year and retailed at almost half the price making it a firm favourite with the enthusiast photographer.

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Canon 600EX-RT vs Canon 600EX II-RT

The Canon 600EX II-RT was released in June 2016 and improves upon the Canon 600EX-RT which was released in 2012. However the updates are minor and most photographers will find it difficult to tell the difference between the two versions. They look exactly the same and the maximum power output and recycle time at full power seem exactly the same (flash recycle time stated in both user manuals is 0.1-5.5 seconds).

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